Iceland is one of the most unique and scenic destinations in the world. This spectacular island is defined by its dramatic volcanic landscape of black-sand beaches, waterfalls, glaciers and hot spring geysers, so it’s not strange that Iceland has become a mecca for photographers looking for amazing shots.
It’s hard not to take great photos in Iceland, but the following images take your wanderlust to the next level. These drone pictures show a different side of the country—from above, where dangerous waterfall streams become a gentle babbling brook.
In 2015 Polish landscape photographer Jakub Polomski travelled to Iceland for two weeks and took these amazing shots. All the photos in this article were captured by drone with 12Mpix camera. So let’s start a visual journey through the beauty of Iceland and we hope that these images will inspire you to start planning your own adventure.
Jokulsarlon is one of the best known, and most visited, attractions in Iceland. The name of this lake literally means glacier lagoon (Jökull – glacier, lón – lagoon) and it’s truly a unique place.
Lakagígar is a magnificent 25km-long row of craters, formed in one of the world’s largest mixed eruptions in recorded history. Many of the craters are still steaming and the view from the top leaves many visitors speechless.
Myvatn is a lake that was formed during a massive eruption about 2300 years ago. Today the area is best known for its exceptionally rich fauna, including many rare waterbirds.
Dynjandi (also known as Fjallfoss) is a series of waterfalls (7 in all) with a cumulative height of 100m. It is without doubt the most spectacular waterfall in the Westfjords region you’ll see.
Gullfoss (Golden Waterfall) is an iconic 32m-high double waterfall of Iceland. This waterfall is a part of the famous Golden Circle tour, located on the Hvítá (White) river. On a sunny day, shimmering rainbows can be seen over the falls.
Vestfirðiris is the oldest part of Iceland formed about 16 million years ago, connected to the rest of country by a 7-km-wide isthmus. This is a very mountainous area with many fjords on its coastline.
Dyrhólaey is a small peninsula located on the south coast of Iceland, not far from the village Vík. Dyrhólaey literally means “door-hole” and is derived from the massive arch that the sea has eroded from the headland.
Skógafoss probably rivals Gulfoss as the most famous waterfall in Iceland. Located in South Iceland, this natural wonder is a classically-shaped rectangular waterfall, 25 meters wide and with a drop of 60 meters.
Fláajökull is one of the gliding glaciers progressing south from Vatnajökull. It is the biggest glacier in Iceland and one of the most extensive areas in Europe.
Álftafjörður is a shallow and wide lagoon closed in by a sand reef called Starmýrarfjörur.
Strokkur (Icelandic for “churn”) is the most energetic fountain geyser in Iceland. It erupts every 8-10 minutes and sometimes to a height of up to 40 metres, but usually less than 20 metres.